Opposition parties should bury the hatchet

Just a year ahead of the 2024 General Election, there seems to be a worrying trend developing in the opposition bloc. Peace is eluding the opposition at a time when the country expects what is touted as the ‘people’s project’, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to rise to the occasion and unfortunately, things are seemingly falling apart.

If only the leaders of the opposition parties had listened to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s forebodings when addressing a rally in Shoshong recently confessing that going into the 2019 General Election, his party was threatened by the strength of the UDC coalition partners that encompassed the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), the Botswana National Front (BNF) and the Botswana People’s Party (BPP).

If only the leaders had listened to Masisi’s message, they would have done better. The Masisi-led ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has literally been in fear of the strength of the coalition partners. But the incessant fights in the UDC definitely offer a sense of relief to the BDP and its leader Masisi.

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